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“Quiet, lovely trail” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kolob Canyon Road

Kolob Canyon Road
Zion National Park, UT
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Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoors
Activities: Driving
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Owner description: A five mile scenic drive with incredible canyons and cliffs.
Logan, Utah, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Quiet, lovely trail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We didn't get far on this trail since we were hiking with an irritable 2 year-old, but the trail was quiet, lovely, and easy for an older child. The drive itself is lovely and less traveled than Zion Nat'l Park.

Visited November 2012
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West Bend, Wisconsin
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“Good views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The drive was good to do since we were in the area. There are some good view and some trailheads. It has nowhere near the services that are available on the south side of Zion park. We took a quick drive, enjoyed the view and got back on our way to Moab.

Visited November 2012
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San Jose, California
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“Spectacular Scenery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

The views along this short 5 miles long drive are wonderful. Since many are located near the top of the canyon, they represent a different/higher perspective than from Zion Canyon Scenic Drive which is along the bottom of Zion Canyon. One would have to "earn" a similar perspective on one of the longer hikes within Zion Canyon.

Numerous overlooks are present along the side of Kolob Canyon Road allowing for opportunities for photography. There is a short 1 mile round trip trail at the very top which allows for a panoramic view toward the southern lands. The opposite canyon walls are much closer and provided a more dramatic back drop for your vacation images. On a cloudless day, the contrast of blues, greens and reds can create the best image of your trip. Several trail heads are located at the side of the road, including one to Kolob Arch.

Although it is located along I-15 and requires a drive out of or round trip from Zion Canyon, it is less crowded than Zion Canyon itself.

Visited October 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Utah's most scenic drive?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Just awesome. I love Kolob and the great thing is this rd takes you straight from I15. If you can only spare half an hour you've got time to at least come in and see the lokout. You won't be disappointed.

Visited June 2012
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Vail, Colorado
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“This seldom-visited corner of Zion Natl Park is great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

If you are driving on I-15 and have an hour to spare, do not miss Kolob! The canyon road is a gorgeous drive that gives you a glimpse of the red rock beauty of Zion without getting out of your car! But don't just cruise through....take time to stop for a picnic at the end of the loop overlooking the canyon. Beautiful springtime mariposa lilies and other wildflowers.

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